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  1. 8 points
    Floor2017

    You can do it

    For everyone, who has been having some really tough times trying to overcome the set backs in your life. It is doable but you have to gradually piece your life back by inch by inch until you can be at a place that you can tolerate on your own terms and nobody elseโ€™s. I know because Iโ€™m having to piece my life back together inch by inch until I can become the person that I am comfortable with being as I live from day to day. It can be accomplished but you will have to fight your mind and your body to overcome the lack of will power you might be experiencing right now. I call it the inner strength that lies within you that all of us possess in our heart. Be blessed my friends and I hope nothing but the best for all of you.
  2. 8 points
    ladysmurf

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Lets hope we can both change that , and live a more productive life, that we want!!!! without caring about what others think about us regarding how real this illness is, and how we deal with our illness.
  3. 7 points
    watalife

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Went all over town like a fool again today. But I did find something that looked better and won't have to be returned tommorow โ˜บ
  4. 7 points
    sober4life

    Dave

    I don't think he would want his threads to be closed. His posts have helped many people and they will continue to help people.
  5. 6 points
    SoulSurvivor

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    I had a pizza party too... but just on my couch
  6. 6 points
    Nightjar

    I care

    That's lovely to hear. I feel the same. I feel like we are one big unhappy family!
  7. 6 points
    anxiousE

    Exercise! #2

    I just wasn't feeling well for a few days and then didn't have time yesterday and today I slept all day so... But I'm going to try to get to it tonight because it also makes me feel better too.
  8. 6 points
    anxiousE

    Exercise! #2

    Feel guilty posting today as I haven't exercised in days, but the plan is to get back to it today.
  9. 6 points
    sober4life

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    I'm proud of you! I would love to do a dance class. I paid extra for the different classes when I had a gym membership and still couldn't make myself do it. In life I can come across like a confident person but it's all bull for the most part. I'm terrified of most people. I always have been.
  10. 6 points
    JD4010

    You can do it

    I think society often makes us feel powerless. Maybe that's how "they" want it. I have a friend who went "off grid". He and his wife are doing great. They do not live an extravagant life by any means, but they are happy and seemingly non-stressed. That is something I should be striving for.
  11. 5 points
    sober4life

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Don't feel bad for feeling better. I don't know how to make everyone else happy either. Right now I'm watching old tv shows and playing old video games. I'm doing things that used to make me happy trying to feel better. I guess it's kind of a last resort to be happy. I'm not doing bad or good. I guess I'm putting in time trying to get myself well enough to go back to work.
  12. 5 points
    I'm so sorry for your loss. ๐Ÿ˜”
  13. 5 points
    hocico

    Exercise! #2

    A walk along the forest trail, it's about a mile and takes in lots of different scenery ๐Ÿ˜Š
  14. 5 points
    Nightjar

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    You matter to us. You matter to me. You mattered to mark. You don't have to pretend to be ok here at least. Wishing you a better day today
  15. 5 points
    Pleasant. Then again, I didn't walk much. Lots of sitting on the back porch with Etta. It's supposed to go down a bit this weekend, and I'm looking forward to that.
  16. 5 points
    Bulgakov

    Trainwreck

    Great post Epic, lots of useful thoughts. Thanks for the Ethics proposition, too. Those with unrealistic expectations of what you ought do to fit in, can seem legion. ๐Ÿ˜– bulga
  17. 5 points
    duck

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    minus 14 F here (minus 26 C) I am enjoying the cold. No bugs like summer time. ๐Ÿ™‚
  18. 5 points
    shio

    What Are You Eating? #3

    Hot chocolate See if I'm up to eating later and if so a gluten free bun with a juicy beef burger ๐Ÿ˜ with BBQ sauce on the side
  19. 4 points
    duck

    Whatโ€™s Next

    Thank you. I will speak out more against demons aka medical practitioners.
  20. 4 points
    I'll be honest I have thought about that day every time I drove that section of highway since. Grandma is home from the hospital too.
  21. 4 points
    anxiousE

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    That's considered normal??!! Then im way overweight! I'm pretty sure 135-140lbs at 5'5" is "normal". That's my ideal goal and I'm 5'4". I understand not being able to eat because of depression (although I always eat when depressed),... oh dear! You want to look thin so people know just how sick you are? That's so sad! ๐Ÿ˜ž I mean, I understand it, again, but I've never ever been thin enough for people to think I'm as sick as I am. Not trying to make anyone feel bad, it's just I feel sad that I'm so much overweight apparently...at the same time, I don't care enough because it's VERY hard for me to lose and keep off weight...
  22. 4 points
    Keep it coming! โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿต
  23. 4 points
    Nightjar

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Your house sounds lovely. I get that your mind can't be at peace. Mine can't either but I do have glimpses of peace. If everyone took a good look in there they would realise they have exactly the same thing going on: Constant chatter and lots of negativity. Some of us have a more active mind and a more pronounced sense of unease than others but everyone has it. I find it very difficult to switch off at home. My mind is scanning constantly, beep beep, this needs doing, beep beep how am I gonna manage that? beep beep why is the cat looking sad? beep etc etc. So, I find that my relaxation and opportunity to switch off these days happens away from home. I think walking has been my greatest ally. I know it's been a big part of your life too. Here's wishing us all some peace. Lots of love.
  24. 4 points
    Nightjar

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I know what you mean and I do it too. Because there really is so much to do right?! Especially for you I imagine because it sounds like you've got a bit of land and a sizeable home. It's lovely to have space to move around in and call your own but it's also a handful. I've got a tiny house, a small garden and a cat who thinks it's a human child to look after(!) and it's just about all I can do to manage. When I say manage I mean I keep it in pretty good order, it's not immaculate. Doing is addictive I think. The more you do, the more you find to do. This can be especially true with housework. You could spend your whole life cleaning the house and there would always be a crumb and a hair on the carpet. It never ends. This is why I think it's important to make time for just 'being'. Oh, easier said than done, definitely but oh, so worth it. I meant to find time for 'doing' and 'being' today and I failed miserably. I've been at it with the housework all day. Zero yoga. Some days however I succeed in spending time just 'being' and it keeps me relatively sane in a mad world. It gives your mind a rest and your body a chance to rest too. I find the only way I can achieve it is to spend time sitting or walking in nature or through yoga and meditation. The rest of the time 'you tube,' housework, my cat child, my crazy mother and/or my to do list swallow me whole. It's important to make time to relax. It's not always possible I know. We're all trying to achieve it as best we can. I think we can all find time to try. I can't always relax when I walk. I don't always enjoy yoga. Sometimes there's not enough hours in the day but life just ain't worth lIving without a sense of rest and relaxation and enjoyment. We should strive for it I think (note to self).
  25. 4 points
    Welcome Lucas, I too found myself out of step with the people around me. To some degree, I still am. I have heard many of the things that you say people say when you reveal your depression. I hear quite a few of those things too. What those people do not understand is that depression does not go away because your pray, or excercize. It is not a choice that we can "think positive" and get out of. I hope that you can find what you are looking for here.
  26. 4 points
    They have Hershey's Kisses cereal now.๐Ÿ™„
  27. 4 points
    You're my daughter's age then. I used to watch Hannah Montana with her. Hahaha. Also Wizards of Waverly Place. ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter is a person of color as well (adopted from India). She's also legally blind so society would have been tougher for her to navigate in earlier times as well. I sometimes think about pushing the reset button on my life, say back to high school, and imagine what I would have done differently. Well, I wouldn't want to miss out on my daughter...she gives so much meaning to my life.
  28. 4 points
    Peppermint tea
  29. 3 points
    evalynn

    Exercise! #2

    Wednesday- hour zumba class at the gym Thursday- nothing really, but I did go grocery shopping and had to carry all the bags in. Friday- I should do some cardio tonight at home.
  30. 3 points
    PraiseBrownies

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Go figure, I called quits on my adhd med and my first instinct was to study for my ACT. Like, I wanted to study. Man, I never thought I had adhd in the first place and I knew I was right. Feels good to be back to normal levels of functioning (Which have been super high lately and I'm proud of myself)
  31. 3 points
    iWantRope

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    How's working at the library for her? She have to deal with insufferable things disguised in human skin all the time?
  32. 3 points
    watalife

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    Feel like having a cup of coffee, then see how I feel, but I will be feeling like this for a while until my miracle shows up ๐ŸŽข
  33. 3 points
    PraiseBrownies

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    No, it's just 5mg. I'm taking it with my regular Prozac so I was wondering if they're interacting and giving me funky side effects. I'm on it again today and though there's less head pain, I'm still jumpy and hungry, and my focus is no better. I have the feeling that's not what it's supposed to do.
  34. 3 points
    at 4:29am... it is 30 degrees and raining
  35. 3 points
    Atra

    Exercise! #2

    About 3.5 miles walking each of the last few days. I haven't had the time to do a more robust walk lately. Oh well. It's good enough.
  36. 3 points
    @shio Aw the last episode was quite gripping wasn't it, what with Rob losing his job and Cassie finding out she was pregnant, personally my guess was that Rob was probably the father but they didnt give any clues to help work it out so I guess unless there is a second season we will never know. Their relationship was interesting as they weren't dating but at the same time they didn't have a "work" husband and wife thing going on either, they just seemed to mutually understand each other really well. Yes sometimes I found the psychological delving into the mental state of the characters did make the story drag a bit as well. CIA cyber attack - An investigation into whether the CIA were responsible for the explosion of the Trans Siberian pipeline in 1982.
  37. 2 points
    Lady Mozzer

    What Are You Listening To? #4

    Rest My Chemistry ~ Interpol
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    Interesting question and worth thinking about. I suppose the short answer in my case would be it didn't(hasn't) changed much in my life, the realization that I was chronically dissatisfied, empty, low self esteem etc. But the realization does give one something to work with.
  40. 2 points
    Hello Atra, Thanks for your warm welcome, and more significantly, your advices on how to act from here own in the forums. I'm sorry about not posting a couple days after the first post... I'm still not used to externalise. Not even sure what I should externalise (even if I wrote a lot on the previous post). Today was pure hell, worst than usual even. It's a thousand degrees here where I live. The sheer heat makes things even worst, couldn't do anything even if I had the will to move, which I don't. It's like living in a Vegas desert. Thanks for everything guys.
  41. 2 points
    @highanxiety, Man, can I relate. Ever so closely. Yeah. Feelings of brokenness, being lost, despair, disconnection, separate-and-apart-from. I can also really identify with feeling completely alone in a full football stadium. When we feel like no one around us can relate, (and weโ€™re often very right about that), itโ€™s impossible to feel as though anyoneโ€™s truly with us. Iโ€™m certainly struggling with many of the same things right now. Iโ€™ve also been struggling with writing, which is torture for me. I just havenโ€™t wanted to post much about myself at all lately, and I also feel like Iโ€™m devoid of anything worthwhile to say to anyone else. I just donโ€™t feel at all like myself. Although Iโ€™ve lived with depression & anxiety forever, right now, for the most part, Iโ€™m just feeling blank, uninspired, flat, unmotivated, etc. I do think that we help one another manage & recover, especially when we begin to form relationships & friendships with others here. I know that there are days on which that has sustained me. Today certainly feels like one of those days. Love you brother, and certainly thinking of you. Weโ€™re very much in this sh!t together.
  42. 2 points
    A routine makes things much easier for our anxiety. I've been trying to establish a routine for 2 years now.
  43. 2 points
    Colt

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    The side effects disappearing makes it worth it though, perhaps I should have mentioned that haha. I sleep wonderfully again and my dreams are a lot calmer. ๐Ÿ˜ด
  44. 2 points
    Epictetus

    Insecure

    Psycholuigiman, Well, you certainly help me and so many people here on the Forums to feel less isolated and alone with our own personal doubts, miseries and pain. That makes you a hero to me. Heroes are not just people who perform some epic feat that makes the newspapers. Nor are they just people who work in crisis professions. Helping a depressed or anxious person to feel less alone helps that person to stay alive and keep going. And that is every bit as life saving as the work of emergency professionals. So I think you are a person of great stature. One of my personal heroes was Oskar Schindler. He didn't get much validation from his family. He had lots of problems. In a certain respect he sort of failed as a husband, a son, a businessman. He overindulged in numerous vices. But he is not really known for any of that. He is known for saving the lives of people during the Holocaust. And that pretty well erased everything else in his life. The fact that you help me and others here on the Forums is not something that can ever be taken away from you. It is a mark you make in time, history and eternity. I personally think you are pretty special! - epictetus
  45. 2 points
    My friend messaging. She's such a beautiful soul.
  46. 2 points
    Meeting lots of people I hadn't seen for a while and chatting ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Singing along with the soundtrack to Mikado ๐Ÿ˜Š
  47. 2 points
    ladysmurf

    i feel trapped

    can you find a support group near you? talking to others who struggle with the same thing has helped me a lot. they can relate and offer you advice. talking to people who don' t understand about this stuff gets me ignorant responses..
  48. 2 points
    Atra

    What Did You Do Today? #3

    Day off from everything, everybody. Didn't go to my moms, or work, no support groups. I walked to a favorite cafe, had a pot of tea and a scone. Walked home. Threw myself on the futon watched movies all afternoon and all night, eating meals I'd either made or bought already. Did I take out trash? Heh nope. Did I wash dishes? Nah, left them. Reply to any emails? No, not one. And it was rather relaxing. ๐Ÿ™‚
  49. 2 points
    JD4010

    hobbies please

    I have a very lame hobby: I collect old advertising for cars, trucks, and tractors. I have been collecting that stuff since I was a kid. I love the artwork and the detail.
  50. 1 point
    sober4life

    How Do You Feel Right Now #11

    I left a lot of jobs that way in my life. The only person it hurts is you. I've honestly lived a lot of my life that way in general. Most of the people that know me just think I'm a nut. I want a better life for you than the one I have that's for sure. I understand how you feel though. The good person with morals and standards is the standout in this world. I wonder why I bother to try really when it's already over for this world.
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